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Jan 18, 2016

1) Predictors for atrial fibrillation detection after cryptogenic stroke: Results from CRYSTAL AF2) e-Pearl topic: Treatment of pediatric onset neuromyelitis optica3) Topic of the month: Endovascular Stroke Therapy This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Bryan Eckerle interviews Dr. Vincent Thijs about his paper on predictors for atrial fibrillation detection after cryptogenic stroke. Dr. Adam Numis is reading our e-Pearl of the week about treatment of pediatric onset neuromyelitis optica. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Prachi Mehndiratta interviews Dr. Lee H. Schwamm about the topic of implications for stroke systems of care in endovascular stroke therapy. DISCLOSURES: Dr. Thijs serves as an Associate Editor for Acta Neurologica Belgica; serves as an editorial board member of Stroke and European Journal of Emergency Medicine; serves on the scientific advisory board for Sygnis Ax200 steering committee, Boehringer Ingelheim Belgium advisory board, Boehringer Ingelheim international advisory board, Medtronic steering committee of the REACT-AF trial; is a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer Inc, Bayer Schering Pharma, AstraZeneca. Medtronic, Inc.; serves on the speakers bureau of Pfizer Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim and Medtronic, Inc.; received funding for travel or speaker honoraria from Medtronic, Inc.; Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer Inc, and Bayer Schering Pharma; receives research support from SYGNIS AG, Medtronic, Inc., Pfizer Inc, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim and VIB Flanders Research Fund (FWO).Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology Resident and Fellow Section.Dr. Schwamm serves on the scientific advisory board for CoAxia, Lundbeck Inc. DIAS 4 steering Committee, LifeImage and Medtronic, Inc.; serves as an editorial board member for Neurocritical Care, Stroke and Frontiers in TeleNeurology; receives royalties from the publication of the book Acute Ischemic Stroke: Imaging and Intervention, 2nd Edition; is a consultant for Lundbeck Inc. DIAS 4 steering Committee, LifeImage, Medtronic, Inc., and Massachusetts Department of Public Health; has a patent for Imaging system for obtaining quantitative perfusion indices. US Patent 6,542,769. 2003 Apr 1, The General Hospital Corporation assignee, Inventors: Schwamm LH and Sorensen AG; is the principal investigator of an investigator-initiated study of extended-window intravenous thrombolysis funded by the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ( for which Genentech provides alteplase free of charge to Massachusetts General Hospital as well as supplemental per-patient payments to participating sites; is the chair of the AHA/ASA GWTG stroke clinical work group.